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7 Things In Your Home That Could Be Making You Sick

Written by 9rules Blog on March 11, 2016

Some people are always sick. As soon as they get over something, they seem to catch something else. Even when their symptoms pass, they still don’t feel 100 percent. The problem might actually be their house. Oftentimes, particles, dirt, and germs can build up on certain surfaces, resulting in sickness that never quite heals. If you’re wondering when you’ll ever feel well again, it might be time to take a good hard look at what’s making you sick.

1. The Kitchen Sink

child at kitchen sink

Did you know that your kitchen sink actually harbors more germs than your toilet seat? According to studies, the kitchen sink is generally the dirtiest item in your house. It collects microbes from food and dust and isn’t cleaned thoroughly as often as it should be. You’re exposed to these germs on a daily basis. (more…)

How to Create a Standout Research Paper

Written by 9rules Blog on March 10, 2016

writing a research paper

Many college students dread making their required research paper. Their reasons range from not having the writing skill to create a comprehensive paper and lack of patience for doing research work to lack of understanding in their chosen field.

But making a research paper should not be difficult and could even provide great benefits to students dedicated to pursuing their chosen college or post-graduate major. For one, it can help one deepen his or her understanding of his field of study which in turn can develop a specialization as he or she starts his career. (more…)

Drug Abuse: 5 Tips for Helping a Loved One in Need

Written by 9rules Blog on March 8, 2016

Drug abuse doesn’t just affect the individual abusing the drug. It also has a profound effect on the friends and loved ones around them. If you’re close to someone who’s abusing drugs, then you owe it the individual, their friends, and yourself to do something sooner rather than later. Here are a few helpful tips for guiding them through this troubling time.


1. Look Out for Signs

Before you can ever help a loved one, you need a firsthand understanding of the signs and symptoms of drug abuse. This will help you understand the severity of the problem and which steps to take. Symptoms obviously differ from drug to drug, but common ones include: (more…)

7 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Whales

Written by 9rules Blog on March 5, 2016

When you think about the most amazing animals in the world, whales frequently come to mind. However, aside from their astonishing appearance, very few people truly understand just how incredible these animals are. Let’s check out seven crazy facts you probably didn’t know before reading this article.

whale on display

1. Beluga Whales (May) Enjoy Music

Who says humans are the only ones allowed to enjoy music? Well, it’s entirely possible that the beluga whale does, too. While not exactly the most scientific study, many choose to reference an experiment where a pair of artists set up a boat with an underwater sound system and then sailed out to sea in order to play music. The whales were very responsive and fascinated by the music. (more…)